Things are a little better today. I decided I needed a nice, easy Saturday. The temptation was to go off somewhere alone in a wooded area to sit and think, but I would probably just brood and cry. I thought it was a better idea to be around people, people who were doing things and getting on with the business of living.
So my daughter and I went up to the village and wandered around the busy shops, and I wanted to buy something, I didn’t know what. In the gift shop I found a little bird figurine (seems to be a goldfinch), and I remembered I wanted to eventually begin collecting bird figurines, so today seemed a good day to start. I especially like little plump, squat birds like this one, so I had to purchase it.
Not sure whose idea the feet were; it seems to have the feet of a small parrot, but it does add stability, so I can’t complain.
When we returned, I went ahead and signed up for NaNoWriMo, committing myself for the month of November. I had been pondering for some time what I wanted my novel-in-30-days to be about, and had first considered a children’s/young adult novel, but I’ve decided instead that I’m going to write my parents’ story, in fiction form, of course. I had thought of writing it some years back and had interviewed my mother for some background information. At the time I became involved in another project, but it seems now a good time to go ahead with it.
Fall is when I get in the mood to make soups and stews, so in a few minutes here I’m going to make a pot of Pasta e Fagioli (using a Bean Cuisine mix as a base). I enjoy prepping the vegetables, and it’ll feel good to be busy in the kitchen.
I hope everyone’s having a nice day, and I look forward to reading some of the NaBloWriMo blogs in a bit.